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Taken from C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity

"Every faculty you have, your power of thinking or of moving your limbs from moment to moment, is given to you by God. If you devoted your whole life exclusively to His service you could not give Him anything that was not in a sense His own already. So that when we talk of a man doing anything for God or giving anything to God, I will tell you what it is really like. It is like a small child going to his father and saying, 'daddy, give me a sixpence to buy you a birthday present'. Of course, the father does, and he is pleased with the child's present. It is all very nice and proper, but only an idiot would think that the father is a sixpence to the better in the transaction. When a man has made these two discoveries, God can really get to work. It is after this that real life begins. The man is awake now..."

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